Tuesday, October 14, 2008

How Safe Are Your Children?

On average, children spend 85% of their time indoors. The air inside your home is generally two to five times more polluted than the outdoor air, which can result in long-term health risks due to indoor air pollution. The source for these pollutants come from a variety of products in our homes and schools. Culprits may be furnishings, flooring, electronics, window treatments, mattresses, cleaners and paints.
"The GREENGUARD Children & Schools standard is overseen by the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI), an industry independent, non-profit organization. The Institute’s mission is to improve human health and quality of life through programs that improve indoor air, tests and certifies indoor products based on strict chemical emissions criteria." This means both you and your child can breathe a little easier.
Look for the GREENGUARD Children & Schools certification mark. It can be found on more than 110,000 products produced by over 100 manufacturers. Find out if your products are certified here. Visit their site, http://www.greenguard.org and learn more. Make your home safer by creating a healthier environment for you and your family.

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